Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 22 February – Forbearance

Being and Doing – 22 February – Forbearance

‘LORD, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?’ Jesus saith unto him, ‘I say not unto thee, until seven times: but until seventy times seven.’

S. MATT. xvil. 21.

IS it fair always to forget all the good or kindness shown to us by those with whom we live, for the sake of one little pain they may have caused us, and which, most likely, was quite unintentional on their part?

From Gold Dust.

FOR every vexation caused by people, the great balm is love – charity.

OUR own imperfection makes us hasty to rebuke the imperfect; and it is a very subtle and all permeating self-love which cannot forgive the self-love of others.  The stronger it is, the more critical, will the censor be : there is nothing so irritating to a proud self-willed mind as the self-will of a neighbour; and another man’s passion seems intolerably ridiculous, unbearable to a man who is given up to his own.  

But he who is full of the Love of God, on the contrary, is full of forbearance, consideration, and indulgence.



These quotes are from ‘Being and Doing’ A selection of helpful thoughts from various authors arranged for daily reading.

Collected by Constance M Whishaw and first published in 1908 for members of the Being and Doing Guild whose object is to do all they can for the relief of suffering and misery.

Most of the writers are 19th Century Christians from Britain and Europe who were committed to living their faith through deeds as well as words – Being AND Doing.

For many years these words have kept me company and encouraged me on the journey of faith.  I hope they will encourage others also.

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